Saturday, February 05, 2005

Joseph Rock on horseback, 1924

Joseph Rock on horseback, originally uploaded by mutikonka.

Tibetan horses are what we would probably call ponies. Small but very hardy. If you travel anywhere off road in Kham you will get to know them very well. These long suffering beasts will take you to places that the petrolheads can only dream about.

Their only drawbacks are a tendency to fart a lot, pause for four minutes out of every five going uphill, and a tendency to disappear when you put them out to graze at night.

Ra-cho! as the Tibetans say to get them moving.

No comments: